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Dated Nov 23, 2022
Children live with rare immunity disorder, state decides on funds

Chandigarh: Despite promising to cover the treatment cost, the Punjab government has failed to come to the rescue of children living with rare, life-threatening immunity disorder hypogammaglobulinemia. The reason it can't decide from which head the money will come..

Dated Nov 24, 2022
NGT panel inspects pharma unit in Barnala

Bathinda: Acting on complaint alleging air and water pollution by a pharmaceutical company, a National Green Tribunal (NGT)-monitored committee headed by Justice Jasbir Singh (retd) visited a unit of IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited at Fatehgarh Chhana village in Barnala district on Wednesday..

Dated Nov 27, 2022
Cancerous levels of mineral Woman in groundwater of 2 districts

Chandigarh: High concentration of selenium in the groundwater has been found in about 50% of the area in Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts of Punjab, posing a serious threat to human health, crops and animals, shows new research.

Dated Nov 30, 2022
Need to fix criteria for pollution control, says state board chairman

Chandigarh: Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) chairman P RagI havendra Rao on Tuesday urged the National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) to come up with a model code for fixing the criteria for pollution control, so that feasible industrial activities were not banned by the government.

Dated Dec 1 , 2022
India had lowest AEFI cases of IT'S during Covid vax drive: Govt

New Delhi: The Union government informed the Supreme Court that India had a very low incidence of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) cases of Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) during administration of 220 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines, which was a small fraction of TTS cases in Canada, Australia and the UK.

Dated Dec 4 , 2022
Compensatory afforestation: Saving trees or greenwashing?

In the last three years, several institutional and regulatory mechanisms have been changed to facilitate large-scale land investments in India's union territories of Ladakh, Lakshadweep,weep, J&K, Daman & Diu and the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) Islands that are directly governed by the central government.

Dated Dec 10, 2022
Region sees spike in cancer cases, deaths

Chandigarh: The cancer burden continues to mount in the region with Haryana recording the highest growth in the incidence rate in the past three years.

Dated Dec 11, 2022
How the world's first Alzheimer's patient was forgotten

Recently, I came upon a touching video. The clip begins with a daughter asking her father, who has dementia, why he was freaking out at being called "dad".

Dated Dec 12, 2022
Med cannabis hits high notes for pain mgmt, rare diseases

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Dated Dec 12, 2022
UK medics laud world-first resistant leukaemia treatment

London: Doctors in Britain have hailed a pioneering treatment for an aggressive form of leukaemia, after a teenager became the first patient to be given a new therapy and went into remission. The 13year-old girl, identified only as Alyssa, was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2021. But her blood cancer did not respond to conventional treatment, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Dated Dec 14, 2022
NZ bans future generations from buying tobacco

Sydney: Future generations of New Zealanders will be banned from purchasing to bacco as part of a package of new anti-smoking laws that passed parliament on Tuesday and are among the most strict in the world.

Dated Dec 17, 2022
Thoracic aortic aneurysm: condition that killed grant wahl

AMERICAN FOOTBALL writer Grant Wahl, 49 and seemingly healthy, suddenly died last week with some suspecting foul play. However, his autopsy found that Wahl had an "ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm", The New York Times reported.

Dated Dec 24, 2022
6 liver ops together in lst 3-way transplant swap

Gurgaon: At 7am on a September morning this year, 55 doctors and nurses trooped into six operation theatres (OTS) at Medanta for something none of them had done before. The OTs had a patient each. Three of them were to donate their livers and three would be recipients in a marathon 12-hour surgery that would follow to accomplish a milestone the country's first successful three-way liver transplant swap.

Dated Dec 25, 2022
7 months on, Haryana starts pension for cancer patients

Chandigarh: Seven months after the chief minister's announcement, the Haryana government on Friday finally announced to have started the disbursal of pension schemes for the cancer patients of the state.

Dated Jan,14, 2023
No amount of alcohol is safe for drinking, warns WHO

New Delhi: No amount of alcohol is safe to drink, the WHO has warned. Alcohol, the UN health body says, is a toxic, psychoactive, and dependence-producing substance and a Group 1 carcinogen that is causally linked to seven types of cancer, including oesophagus, liver, colorectal, and breast cancers.

Dated Jan 29, 2023
Blood tests can help detect breast cancer early, claims study

New Delhi: Blood tests may be a new medium for early detection of breast cancer, according to researchers at AIIMS Delhi.